friday flicks

This video from world record holder Lu Xiaojun is an example of the strength and flexibility you'll find in world class athletes. It's smooth, effortless, and, we daresay, beautiful.
These high bar connections redefine the meaning of "grip strength." Watch this short video to see some amazing men's gymnastics work and maybe learn some new gymnastics terminology too.
CT Fletcher is a six-time world champion in the bench press and strict press. Here are his tips for powerlifters. ***Profanity Warning***
Acro yoga combines yoga, acrobatics, and the healing arts. This video features Briohny Smyth and husband Dice Iida-Klein in a breathtaking, intimate sequence.
This week's video features Team Hoyt, a father-son duo. If you don't know their story don't miss it. Grab some tissues if you're the sentimental type - it's a tearjerker!
Feeling a little low at the end of the week? Watch this video of highlights from last year's Ironman Kona for a little weekend inspiration. The scenery isn't too shabby either!
Regardless of your politics, there's no disputing the incredible work ethic and success of Arnold. In this inspirational video he shares his insights on forging the life he imagined.
At a meet on March 24, 2013, Efferding set a new raw record - lifting a total of 2,303 lbs. His 2,303 raw record was set with a 865.2 squat, a 600.7 bench press, and a 837.5 deadlift.
This week get inspired with this compilation of amazing athletes and athletic achievements. We're inspired by the success of others, but how badly do you want success?
In honor of our writer Andrew Read doing the Iron Man Melbourne this weekend, we're sharing one of his favorite videos. Meet David Goggins, U.S. Navy SEAL and ultrarunner.
Could you dunk a basketball when you were in seventh grade? Check out the moves on the best middle school basketball players there are in this amazing highlight video.
Last week the world lost a fighting legend with the passing of Ramon Dekkers. Eight time muay Thai world champion, Dekkers trained under famed coach Cor Hemmers in the Netherlands.
This beautiful footage is a compilation of moments, amazing techniques, submissions, and celebrations from the planet's best grapplers at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship of 2012.
Watch this awesome highlight video of Ronda Rousey's MMA fights. This weekend "Rowdy" Ronda and Liz Carmouche will be making history in the first women's match in the UFC.
Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian share their feelings about the IOC's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics. As Chael explains, this spells the end for the entire sport of wrestling.
Those of you new to the world of MMA might not be as familiar with the fighters who grew the sport. One of the most impressive amongst them is the Russian fighter known simply as Fedor.
We picked this video not only because the athleticism is stunning, but also because of the way it shows the techniques - at slower speeds and with sub-titles detailing the moves.